AnonD-527635, 25 May 2017Hmm.. Kai W from YouTube said it could fly for 60 minutes though? Anyways, if you don't know w... moreThat is 16 minutes not 60. Besides, 60 minutes is an absurd spec in current drone products.
I reckon it will last less, maybe around 10 to 12 minutes if used outdoors. The Mavic spec is at 27minutes but around 20 minutes when used outdoors.
Hmm.. Kai W from YouTube said it could fly for 60 minutes though? Anyways, if you don't know who Kai W is, go check out his video about this Spark on YouTube. His content is funny to watch.
Anonymous, 25 May 2017Flying times are low because the battery capacity is low. The battery capacity is low to keep... moreCan they support technologies like quick charge? This model can be charged through microusb i read.
I'm sure porn companies will be shooting with this drone now, like they did with hover-board earlier. Lol.
DonAlduck, 25 May 2017Question: How long does it take to charge a drone? How much is a spare battery?
The current ... moreFlying times are low because the battery capacity is low. The battery capacity is low to keep the weight down. The weight is kept down to maximize flying time. More weight = less flying time. So, you can see the relationship now. It's not going to change anytime soon, either, as we're dealing with real world physics (gravity, weight, lift) until there's a huge leap in battery tech. Even if the next generation battery can get you 50% more power then that will get you a whooping 8 whole more minutes of flying time in this case. So it will take a great leap in battery tech (or drone design, or both) if we ever want to see 1-hour flying times.
Charging times aren't fast either so the only solution is to buy and have multiple batteries ready. It's totally normal for a drone owner to be carrying 3-4 batteries with them which usually cost $60 to $90 USD each depending on the drone model. (and another $40 to buy a dock that can charge multiple batteries together)
Question: How long does it take to charge a drone? How much is a spare battery?
The current flying times seem to be unimpressive to me, though i know it's only because the battery development is quiet slow... but soon it'll hopefully change.